All's Well that Ends Well – Well Not Really…
It seems that in Shakespeare Country all is not well. The tourist information centre in William Shakespeare’s home town has closed its doors.
“Shakespeare Country”, which runs the tourist information centre, is a partnership between the private company South Warwickshire Tourism and two councils. Stratford-on-Avon District Council has decided not to renew its funding of Shakespeare Country, causing it to close.
Stratford upon Avon is one of the more popular tourist destinations in England with around four million visitors each year, so one would ask where is the sense in shutting down its tourist information office?
Visitors to Shakespeare Country are currently being directed to an alternative information ”office” at the town’s leisure centre, which is adjacent to the council-owned tourist information centre. The council has stated that it was fully committed to tourism and aimed to reopen a tourist information centre in Stratford as soon as possible.
Truth will come to light as to what’s going on in Shakespeare Country.